Waltz with a Stranger

Going into it, I knew that Waltz With a Stranger had been inspired by Edith Wharton, that it was set in the 1890s, that it featured American heiresses husband-hunting in Europe – all things that would make a story sound promising to me. And it really does have its good points. However, the story also…

Ripe for Seduction

Ripe for Seduction is almost – but not quite – a good book. Part of the ubiquitous series phenomenon (in this case it’s The League of Second Sons), it has a hero who begins courting the heroine because of a night of drunken revelry, and ends up falling in love with her. It also features…

Beneath the Major’s Scars

There are some fairytale plots I love more than others, and Beauty and the Beast is one of those stories that tends to draw my attention. There’s something about that plot that just showcases the transforming power of love for me, not to mention the fact that, in the hands of a good author, it…

Secrets of a Wedding Night

While reading Secrets of a Wedding Night, I kept thinking about jigsaw puzzles. A good story can be a lot like a good jigsaw puzzle. The pieces are tiny, the seams nearly invisible, and the image fluid. When a puzzle is done well, you have to look closely to see the individual pieces. This book…

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